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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., ARMY OF THE JAMES,

No. 124. In the Field, October 10, 1864.

Bvt. Major General Alfred H. Terry is hereby assigned to temporary duty according to his brevet rank, and will assume command of the Tenth Army Corps during the absence of Major-General Birney, disabled by sickness.

By command of Major-General Butler:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 40. In the Field, Va., October 10, 1864.

1. The undersigned hereby assumes command of this corps during the temporary absence of Major-General Birney.

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ALFRED H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 31. Before Richmond, Va., October 10, 1864.

1. In pursuance of instructions from corps headquarters the undersigned hereby assumes command of this division.

2. First. Lieutenant Frederick A. Sawyer, Forty-seventh New York Volunteers, assistant commissary of musters, is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant-general and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

A. AMES,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HATCHER'S, October 10, 1864. (Received 1.30 p.m.)

Colonel SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: But two deserters have been received since the 4th instant. These report that Pickett's division is in front, consisting of four brigades of Virginians and one brigade of Georgians; the latter on the Appomattox River. Deserters previous to the 4th reported that one regiment had been detached from each brigade for some other point.

J. H. POTTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, KAUTZ'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, October 10, 1864.

Major THEO. H. SCHENCK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report all quiet on my picket-line during the past twenty-four hours. A corporal reports seeing signal lights in